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Arlington luxury hotel becomes the largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas

Tagged the"biggest destination outside of Orlando" by Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation; the groundbreaking flagship Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX, hotel was announced on Wednesday.

The $150millionluxurious 14-story, 302-room hotel is being developed by Loews Hotels & Co., the Cordish Cos. and the Texas Rangers. This ensures that the hotel becomes an integral part of the "largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas" as described by Mayor JeffWilliams.

"Our dream of bringing a luxury resort convention hotel to Arlington is becoming a reality with today's groundbreaking ceremony," said Arlington Mayor, Jeff Williams. "Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX, will become a first-class, one-of-a-kind hotel and event destination that will welcome millions of new visitors a year to Arlington. It is a significant step forward in fulfilling our vision of becoming one of the country's top tourism destinations for conventions and major events."

The Arlington entertainment district is now witnessing more than $1.25 billion worth of new development, which incudes Texas Live! and a new ballpark for the Texas Rangers—withthe new hotel also aimed at serving the Rangers.

"You're going to have a great view of AT&T Stadium on one side. It's going to be all glass, very sleek." said Tisch.

Tisch also citied that the new hotel would be the first Loews property to be developed in the Dallas/FortWorth area after more than 30 years.

"We looked at places in Austin, Houston and Dallas, but this city is unique in that it already has such a major entertainment complex in place. You combine that with a pro-growth mayor, and this was something we jumped at," he said.

The Rangers are constructing a new retractable-roof stadium, called Globe Life Field, and by its official launch in 2020, it'sbudgeted to cost about $1.1 billion andwould be housed alongside Texas Live! launching nextyear. The newhotel would then reside between the stadium and the AT&T Stadium—home of the Dallas Cowboys.

"It's just another piece in the tremendous development that is taking place around here," said Rob Matwick, the Rangers' executive vice president of business operations. "When you have three anchors like [Globe Life Field, AT&T Stadium and Texas Live!], you've got a chance to be transformative and become a destination in the process."

"You want to develop an environment that is comfortable for visitors, and you want to create activities within a walkable distance so that you go out one door and there's AT&T Stadium; you go out another and there's Globe Life Field," Matwick said. "And you never have to get out of your car."

The flagship hotel—aimed at blending sports and entertainment with high quality hospitality and impeccable amenities, isloaded with features such as a 40-foot-tall "Tower Terrace" that will serve as the hotel's central gathering place; rooftop areas for private events; a patio infinity pool; anevent center measuring about 35,000-square-foot; and a multipurpose "Event Lawn" for special outdoor celebrations, concerts and other gatherings.

The hotel would be open to guests in 2019 and you canalsofeel the entire Vegas experience by trying your hands out on online casinos, with https://casinoguides.ca providing allthe education you need. Mayor Williamsalso noted that the Rangers' new stadium in conjunction with Texas Live! developments, aids the city in achieving it's goal of possessing a central business district stretching from University of Texas to I-30.